Jeff Mitchell
Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Council

Mark and his team have been a really important help to us as we looked to recruit a new Chief Operating Officer, which was hugely successful, and then a head of technology, also proving to be an outstanding appointment. I have worked with Mark in a number of different roles for over thirty years now, as both a candidate and a client, and so I have come to know him quite well. He is a great communicator, is diligent in his approach and yet has a comfortable and relaxed style, which assists both client and candidate. I will certainly be calling on Mark’s help again and would recommend him to anyone looking to appoint a search firm that really does deliver.

Debbie Evans
Managing Director
Freeman APAC

In my various management positions over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many executive recruiters. To be honest I would not rate many. However, Paul Hannaford at Ellington Savage is an absolute exception. He was incredibly trustworthy; honest; gave invaluable feedback and accurate guidance; and above all he delivered. I would highly rate him as a recruiter of choice and would not hesitate to use his services in the future.


Tony Russo
Head of Human Resources

We engaged with Mark Matehaere from Ellington Savage to assist us in recruiting a CFO and, following that, a Financial Controller – both being key positions.


With regards to the CFO recruitment, we had some very specific requirements in terms of background, experience and key competencies.  Mark was quick to understand the requirements and put in place a schedule with clear milestones that he met. We received meaningful, regular communications and updates and the final candidate list more than met our requirements. The top four candidates that were interviewed provided the right depth of experience and were of high calibre.  


I would recommend Ellington Savage for their professional and customer-centric approach to the recruitment of high calibre executives and senior management.


Natalie Hamood
Deputy Director, Human Resources
University of South Australia

Impressive and professional, two words that come to mind in describing my candidate experience with Ellington Savage. As a recent applicant for a role being managed by this great team, I received the most impressive candidate care. The time taken to engage and connect with me at every step of the process gave me confidence in the company they were representing and in my application. Fabulous professionalism and a worthwhile experience, thank you.

Deng Gichuru
Chief Risk Officer

Ellington Savage is a trusted name in the industry that you must remember when it comes to Executive Search. From the very first phone call, Paul was very helpful and insightful.  And what’s more, ever the consummate professional, he somehow made every interaction feel as though I was the only candidate in consideration. Paul and his team are exceptional. Whether you are an organisation searching for talent or an individual looking for the ideal role, Ellington Savage is a cut above the rest. You will not be disappointed.